Spotlight on Hourglass Cosmetics

Hourglass has quickly become one of my favorite beauty brands. What first caught my attention was the undeniably beautiful packaging – so luxurious – but the innovative, extremely high quality products are what turned me into a devoted fan. You can call me an Hourglass groupie! There’s something so sleek and modern about this brand. It’s like a melding of art and beauty. Swatching their buttery smooth products is a dream. Read on for my absolute favorites from this revolutionary line.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

Hourglass’ Veil Mineral Primer is pricey, no doubt about it. At $52 for a 1 oz bottle, it’s definitely one of my bigger beauty splurges…but there’s nothing quite like it. I’ve tried at least a dozen different primers, and nothing measures up to this stellar product. Mineral-based, water-resistant and infused with SPF 15, it really creates the smoothest base for your makeup. Although there are many great primers out there, this is the only one I’ve tried that truly feels weightless. On top of that, a little goes a very long way. I’ve been using the 0.33 oz bottle (a comparative steal at $18) for about a year, and there’s still product left in it.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

The Ambient Lighting Palette is a set of three illuminating finishing powders. They’re not as strong as most highlighters; it’s more like a soft glow. It’s perfect for daytime and works on pretty much every skin tone. You can mix and match the shades – it’s the most flattering final touch to your look. Plus, the packaging is incredibly gorgeous. It’s the kind of thing you just want to keep on your vanity in pristine condition!

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush

The psychedelic Ambient Lighting Blush is almost too pretty to use…almost. This groundbreaking blush combines the illuminating Lighting Powder with unique blush hues. I guarantee it’s unlike anything you’ve ever tried before. It’s not extremely bold, so it pairs beautifully with a heavier eye or striking lip. Blush for the modern girl. Check out this swatch video from Pampadour user Senoritaxlena to get a better idea of how the blushes look!

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass just announced that the Ambient Lighting Bronzer is arriving at Sephora on April 15th (April 7th if you’re VIB Rouge)! While I haven’t tried it yet, it looks stunning. It’s essentially like the blush, with it’s unique lighting elements, but has bronze pigments. Expect luminous, glowing skin.

Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick

The Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick does not budge. This product was what made me fall in love with liquid lipsticks. It’s so easy to apply, long lasting and incredibly pigmented. I have it in Icon, shown above, a true red. Icon and Canvas (a dusty rose) are available in adorable travel-sized tubes – perfect for touch-ups (though you probably won’t need to!).

Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo

I was on the hunt for the perfect nude for years, to no avail…until I discovered the Femme Nude Lip Stylo. This line of lip crayons is comprised of six different shades of nude – so there’s something for everyone. They are so creamy and pigmented. I have a medium complexion and use No. 3 (a medium rosy nude with a hint of pink) – it’s my ultimate nude lip.

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